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ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 didn’t remain the 3D King for long: Nvidia regained the initiative by launching their new GeForce 9800 GX2. However, AMD graphics division still has something to respond with: a graphics subsystem with three ATI Radeon HD 3870 chips. Will ATI 3-way CrossFireX platform be able to compete successfully against Nvidia GeForce 9800 GX2? We are going to answer this question in our today’s review!



The whole review is at: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid...c-9800gx2.html
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Now Why Would Anyone do that? Inst That 3870 Gona bottleneck the Faster 3870 X2 and Cripple it?
    
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What the heck does insufficient performance mean

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What the heck does insufficient performance mean

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I think they mean its not playable (low fps)
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wow, what happened here ?
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Interesting review, not been through it all yet, def has my attention thus far some strange results indeed.

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wow, what happened here ?
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CrossFireX technology doesn’t work well here. It brings about no performance benefits with two GPUs and results in a performance hit with more GPUs. That’s a fault of the software part of the system which, according to ATI/AMD itself, does not support OpenGL applications as yet.

The scalability problem of CrossFireX technology is not due to the game engine or the principles of modern multi-GPU systems because the Zotac GeForce 9800 GX2 delivers superb performance, allowing to play this game even at 2560x1600 with 4x FSAA.
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Well lets hope they get OpenGL working with CFX!

And wow, look at all of the nvidia optimized games, just think of the money they're spending buying the lead...
    
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Now Why Would Anyone do that? Inst That 3870 Gona bottleneck the Faster 3870 X2 and Cripple it?
dude...
do you have any idea what a 3870 X2 is?

it's TWO 3870s in crossfire but on a single PCB.
adding a third usually wouldn't hurt.At least not as long as the driver's aren't holding the thing back

"dude is the 3rd and 4th core going to bottleneck the qx6700?"
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i don't believe those results. i get more than 10 fps on COD4 with my 8800gt.
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post #10 of 16
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dude...
do you have any idea what a 3870 X2 is?

it's TWO 3870s in crossfire but on a single PCB.
adding a third usually wouldn't hurt.At least not as long as the driver's aren't holding the thing back

"dude is the 3rd and 4th core going to bottleneck the qx6700?"
Still Not Very Smart Imo... You Could Set up 3 3870's In Crossfire For the Same Price and Probably outperform it
    
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